Sachin Tendulkar has already achieved legend-status in Indian cricket, but now his place has been cemented, after he was inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame.
At the induction ceremony, Tendulkar said, "It's a huge honour for me." Tendulkar will now join the ranks of other legendary cricketers from India, like Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018) - all of whom were inducted in the years before him.
Highest run-scorer in the history of Test cricket ✅— ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2019
Highest run-scorer in the history of ODI cricket ✅
Scorer of 100 international centuries 💯
The term 'legend' doesn't do him justice. @sachin_rt is the latest inductee into the ICC Hall Of Fame.#ICCHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/AlXXlTP0g7
People have shared their excitement about the news as well.
Watch him play. So elegant. So clean. A delight. Wonder if anybody could match that even though he breaks his record. Sachin is forever!— Jayantraj Bhagyawant (@iJayantraj) July 18, 2019
If the term 'legend' doesn't do him justice, I wonder what took .@ICC so long to induct him into the #ICCHallOfFame !— Gautham Shanbhogue (@ohmygaut) July 19, 2019
Congratulations .@sachin_rt , proud of you! Irreplaceable! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/OjzvCI4Iu5
Sachin is greatest not just because of records but also the enormous pressure of expectations he carried on his shoulders for decades! Every award feels honoured when conferred upon you ! Like KOHINOOR you too are just one piece !— CA. Abhishek Asthana (@abi4777) July 19, 2019
God of cricket 🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉— Free Thinker🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🙏 (@raahulworld2009) July 19, 2019
Along with Tendulkar, South-African Allan Donald and Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.